Last revised: 15 May 2018
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your device by means of your web browser by the pages you visit on this website and/or web-based applications. The information stored can be resent to our servers during a next website visit. Cookies will not store personal information and cookies will not harm your computer.
Functional and technical cookies:
Google Analytics (analytical cookies)
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include, embed or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Advertising and marketing cookies:
FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL COOKIES (COOKIES THAT ARE STRICTLY NECESSARY)
Technical cookies are cookies needed for the proper performance of our websites, such as language preference, to be able to login or to detect fraud with your account. Functional cookies remember your preferences. This includes making it possible to retrieve submitted personal data for some event registrations out of the database, or to remain logged in during a browsing session.
Please note that we only use these cookies to guarantee a user-friendly visit and a proper website performance.
THE USE OF PERMANENT COOKIES
By means of permanent cookies, the website identifies you during a visit to apply your settings or identify you as a new user. The cookie stores a unique random identifier to recognize you. This cookie is essential to ensure that all website functionality is available to you, making website usage more convenient. You can remove permanent cookies through the settings feature of your browser.
THE USE OF SESSION COOKIES
During a session, the website stores status updates and preferences. This enables us to adapt our services to the behaviour of our visitors and to make the website as easy to use as possible. This website uses for example session cookies that keep you logged in while surfing on our website, remember search queries, etc. These cookies will be automatically deleted when you close your web browser.
COOKIE CONTROL COOKIES
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site.
Google can provide this information to third parties when Google is legally forced to do so, or to the extent that third parties process data. We do not have influence on this process. We have closed a processing agreement with Google Analytics, imposing legal boundaries on the data processing within the European Economic Area (EEA). We did not allow Google to use the analytics data for other services provided.
Google Analytics user and event data retention expires after 26 months. When data reaches the end of the retention period, it is deleted automatically on a monthly basis. The retention period of the user identifier with each new event from that user (thus setting the expiration date to current time plus retention period) is reset on new activity.
YOUTUBE, VIMEO AND FACEBOOK VIDEOS, EMBEDDED CONTENT
ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COOKIES
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Other parties will place “tracking cookies” in your browser to match ads to your preferences. These cookies will remember the pages you visited apart from their network, to create a profile of your online behaviour. This profile will be created, using similar information of your visits to other websites in the third party’s network. This profile does not store any personal information, such as your name and email address, as known to us. Its only purpose is to match advertisement to your profile, which makes them as relevant and interesting to you as possible.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.